The Jumbunna Institute of Indigenous Education and Research is unique in Australia. Our Indigenous led Research team operates throughout Australia, with staff working in communities in Victoria, South Australia, Northern Territory, Queensland and New South Wales, and collaborators in all States and Territories. The team prides itself on frank and fearless research and advocacy driven by the Indigenous communities it serves.
In late 1990 and early 1991, three Aboriginal children – Colleen Craig, Evelyn Greenup and Clinton Speedy-Duroux – were murdered on the Bowraville Mission. There was only ever one suspect, a white man who was brought to trial for the murder of two of the children.
The Creating Parity report on Indigenous employment and welfare, released last week by mining magnate Andrew Forrest, is in much the same vein as Tony Shepherd’s recent Commission of Audit. Forrest and Shepherd are senior business figures with limited policy expertise. They have offered the Abbott government reports that expose their lack of experience in using appropriate evidence bases to shape the recommendations they offer.